WABAG-MUHIBBAH JV signs contract for PETRONAS’ RAPID project - worth around EUR 200 million

October 12, 2015: Malaysia’s national oil and gas company, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), through its subsidiary under the PETRONAS Group, PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn. Bhd. (PRPC UF), today signed a contract for the FEED and Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for PETRONAS’ Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) Project in Pengerang, Johor.

The contract was signed between PRPC UF, VA Tech Wabag Limited, Chennai, India; Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd. and Wabag-Muhibbah JV Sdn. Bhd., a JV company incorporated in Malaysia.

Present at the signing ceremony held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur were Dr. Ir. Collin Wong, PETRONAS’ Senior Vice President and PRPC Chief Executive Officer, Khairul Salleh Jais, PRPC Project Director (Utilities and Interconnections), Rajiv Mittal, Group CEO and Managing Director, VA Tech Wabag Limited and Mac Ngan Boon @ Mac Yin Boon, Group Managing Director, Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd.

Individual treatment systems for different types of contaminents

The contract’s scope will cover RAPID Complex’s effluent and waste water treatment to below the regulatory discharge limits with a state-of-the-art water treatment system. Run-off water and aqueous effluents from all sources in RAPID, as well as Pengerang Cogeneration Plant are collected and segregated so that specific treatment can be applied. The main streams are Accidentally Oil Contaminated (AOC) water, Accidentally Chemically Contaminated (ACC) water, Fire fighting Water Run-off (FWR), Continuously Oily Contaminated (COC) water, Process Waste (PW) water from refinery, Steam Cracker Complex (SCC) and Petchem units, Utilities effluents (UE) and Sanitary Waste Water (SWW). These effluents are polluted components such as hydrocarbons, dissolved organic biodegradable pollutants and oily polluted process effluents. Effluent Treatment Plant comprises various units and processes to treat such pollutants like Wet Air Oxidation, Oil Separation units, Biotower, Biological reactors and self-cleaning filters to reach the desired regulatory limits. 


Speaking on the momentous occasion, Rajiv Mittal of VA Tech Wabag Limited said, “This project demonstrates WABAG’s technological superiority and engineering capabilities in executing world class large and complex industrial water projects.” 

Deputy CEO of Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd, Mac Chung Jin stated, “Muhibbah is proud of its involvement in this prominent project as part of the successful development of RAPID and we are confident that with the capabilities that we have, we would be able to deliver the project to the standards required”.

RAPID is PETRONAS’ largest green-field downstream undertaking in Malaysia, and along with its six major associated facilities, forms the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC). The associated facilities are the Pengerang Co-generation Plant, LNG Re-gasification Terminal, Air Separation Unit, Raw Water Supply project, the Pengerang Deepwater Terminal 2 (PDT2) and the Central and Shared Utilities and Facilities.


About Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd

Established in 1972, Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd (MEB), which was listed on main market in Bursa Malaysia in 1994 is one of the Malaysia’s leading multi-disciplined construction-engineering companies with recognized track record worldwide. MEB has grown from a marine contractor to a world leading construction-engineering conglomerate. Despite having businesses ranging from Infrastructure & Building works, Airport & Airline Support Facilities, Oil & Gas, Marine & Port Construction, Crane, Shipbuilding, Ship repairing, Fabrication Works, Heat Recovery System, and Concessions, MEB continues to deliver quality works that has been associated to its name.


PETRONAS is a Fortune Global 500® company wholly-owned by the Government of Malaysia. Together with its subsidiaries and associated companies, PETRONAS is a fully integrated entity with global operations in a wide spectrum of the oil and gas value-chain with strategic interests in more than 50 countries. Committed to ensuring business sustainability, PETRONAS strives to responsibly manage natural resources in a way that contributes to the well-being of the people and nations where it operates.